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This compendium is work in progress, since we try to incorporate more information with increasing experience and with every question you ask us. We invite you to take part in the improvement of these pages by correcting or adding useful information or commenting the pages.

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  • 2020-06-16 Last week, evidence was found on multiple sites which vulnerabilities have been used for the root exploit. After re-deployment we are now opening Taurus with enhanced security measurements . Step-by-step all compute systems will be brought online.
  • 2020-05-12 Due to a security issue we have temporarily closed access from the outside world to Taurus. At the moment, forensic experts are analyzing possible ways of infection.
  • 2020-04-23 new compute nodes are available now: 192 nodes, each with

    • 2x AMD EPYC CPU 7702 (64 cores) @ 2.0GHz, MultiThreading enabled,
    • 512 GB RAM
    • 200 GB /tmp on local SSD local disk
Please note that not all modules are available there: software optimized with the Intel Compiler for Intel processors might not start on AMD hardware. For more detailed information how to use the nodes please check our notes here: RomeNodes